December 2018 Electrical Apparatus

December 2018 Electrical Apparatus

Energy Coal under pressure: Some tout carbon capture as the solution to the coal dilemma, but it too has become mired in controversy By David Miller, EA Special Correspondent
Service Companies An instinct for success: How an owner’s intuition has guided Scotty’s Electric Motor Repair By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Motors & Generators How practical is the ‘calibrated’ motor? Why expectations for measurements of input energy and horsepower output are unrealistic With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More Than Accounting Where’s the cash? Cash is the lifeblood of any company; here’s how to keep it flowing By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
More Than Motors An ancient source of renewable energy Solar power has been relied upon for years, and exciting new developments occur daily By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Electrical Manager  To rent or to buy? Learn to recognize when each option is appropriate By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
New Product Showcase What’s new this year Our end-of-year roundup of the latest in shop tools and equipment By the Electrical Apparatus staff
Fast Forward Let’s get social! A few websites you need to know about to manage your social media accounts By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Conventions & Trade Shows AHR Expo coming to Atlanta The annual HVAC/R event will return to a region where the industry is booming By Kristine Weller
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Editor’s Comment   In this issue: An end-of-the-year potpourri By Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Advice on motor efficiency, resonance, and space heaters  Edited by the EA staff
Know your industry    In this issue: Introducing the Solar Energy Industries Association .. Edited by Matt Raebel
Business briefs  In this issue: A pair of deals expands Sulzer’s U.S. presence Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar briefs Upcoming events on electrical contracting, manufacturing, and more Edited by Bill O’Leary
 Associations, societies & government activities OSHA renews a partnership with electrical contractors Edited by Kevin Jones
Renewable energy In this issue: Alternative energy figured on several election ballots Edited by Kevin Jones 
Pumps In this issue: Infrastructure Act to boost U.S. spending on pump systems Edited by Kevin Jones 
Utilities In this issue: In a first, a utility drone operates beyond the line of sight Edited by Kevin Jones 
Names & faces In this issue: Changes at Doherty Hungary, Avid Technology, and Axalta Coating Edited by Bill O’Leary
Deaths In this issue: Remembering William Swiger Sr., founder of Swiger Coil Systems Edited by Selena Cotte
OEMs on the move In this issue; Moves in the works for Schaeffler, Toyota, Aquafil, Foxconn Edited by Selena Cotte 
The Smart Grid In this issue: Now some are worried about the Smart Grid’s wireless networks By Richard Nailen 
Plant Life In this issue: Work clothes designed for women can improve safety and productivity By Selena Cotte 
EA newsmaker profile San Juan’s outspoken mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz By Selena Cotte  
Puzzle  In this issue: Word Search – watch your bearings!  … By Richard Nailen
Direct and Current  In this issue: Digital Millennium Copyright Act updates . ServiceTitan starts up with crowd funding … EPRI receives US grant for utility training … Florida PUC will help with Hurricane Michael repairs … by Charlie Barks
And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Motorhead and Generatorhead (illustrated by John D’Acunto) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
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